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Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Dragon
Species Renegade Pokémon
Abilities Pressure
Telepathy (DW)
Pokédex
Regigigas ← 487 → Cresselia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 210
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Giratina
487
ギラティナ Giratina
487Giratina
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1653.5 lbs. 750.0 kg 14'09" 4.5 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow
Body Style Footprint
Body10
F487
Cry

Type(s)
Type Ghost  Type Dragon
Species Renegade Pokémon
Abilities Levitate
Telepathy (DW)
Pokédex
Regigigas ← 487B → Cresselia
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh 210
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
Giratina
487B
ギラティナ Giratina
487BGiratina
Generation IV
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Gender
Genderless
Weight Height
1433.0 lbs. 650.0 kg 22'08" 6.8 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Yellow
Body Style Footprint
Cry

Giratina (Japanese: ギラティナ Giratina) is a Legendary Ghost/Dragon-type Pokémon. Giratina is the Version Mascot for Pokémon Platinum. It is the rival of Dialga and Palkia.

Biology

Physiology

Giratina's Altered Forme is a giant, dragon-like Pokémon, with an appearance similar to that of a large sauropod. It has 6 legs, gold protrusions that look like external ribs, and golden horns on its head. Its neck has five red stripes and 4 black stripes. On its back, it has a black stripe pattern that extends to its legs. It has black wings with three red thorn-like appendages called Girasols (a rare type of opal) coming out of them. Giratina's Origin Forme is more serpentine (like an amphitheater) than its Altered Forme. Its wings are now shaped like tentacles with the red thorn-like appendages sticking out at the end. Its mouth is now behind the two appendages in front of its face. They open when Giratina roars or etc. The horns on its head are still the same. Giratina in Origin Forme has five rows of golden spikes protruding out of the torso and near the tail. Five gray and red stripes are partially overlapped by these spikes.

Special abilities

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Giratina's Origin Forme.

Like some Pokémon, it has a signature move, called Shadow Force, which hits the opponent without fail even if the foe uses Protect or Detect beforehand. When in its Origin Forme, it retains its phenomenal amounts of HP, like any other Pokémon that is in their alternate formes, and it focuses on more offensive moves, and less on the defensive moves. It switches its Attack stats with its Defense stats in its Origin Forme, making it a great powerhouse. It is also a vastly powerful Pokémon that can use these benefits to fit the trainer's focus on attacking.

It will become Origin Forme when in the Distortion World, or when holding the Griseous Orb, which can be found in a secret part of the Distortion World that can only be entered through a portal in Turnback Cave (The portal will only open if you catch Giratina in the Distortion World) or get it before catching it.

Evolution

Giratina does not evolve.

Pokemon Mythology

Giratina, along with Dialga and Palkia, was created when Arceus hatched from it's egg. Arceus tasked Giratina to create anti-matter. Giratina was known (other than mewtwo) to be one of the most aggressive pokemon. Because of this, Arceus banished Giratina to the Distortion World, where he supposedly would be trapped in forever.

Game Info

Game locations

Giratina Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Diamond/ Pearl Turnback Cave One
Platinum Distortion World, Turnback Cave (If not caught in Distortion World) One
HeartGold/SoulSilver Ruins of Alph (Event Arceus required) One
Black/White Trade One (Event)
Black 2/White 2 Trade or receive from Pokémon Dream Radar One (Event)
X/Y Transfer None


Side Game Locations

Giratina Locations
Game(s) Location
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness World Abyss (30F)


Pokédex Entries

Pokédex Entries
Diamond
A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Pearl
A Pokémon that is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours. It appears in an ancient cemetery.
Platinum
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
HeartGold
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
SoulSilver
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Black
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
Black 2
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
White 2
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.
X
This Pokémon is said to live in a world on the reverse side of ours, where common knowledge is distorted and strange.
Y
It was banished for its violence. It silently gazed upon the old world from the Distortion World.

Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
1 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special
6 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special
10 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special
15 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
19 Shadow Sneak 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
24 Destiny Bond –% 5 Ghost Status
28 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
33 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
37 Aura Sphere 90 –% 20 Fighting Special
42 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
47 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical
50 Hex 50 100% 10 Ghost Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
1 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Cool 2
1 Dragonbreath 60 100% 20 Dragon Special Cool 2
10 Ominous Wind 60 100% 5 Ghost Special Smart 0
20 AncientPower 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
30 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 0
40 Shadow Force 120 100% 5 Ghost Physical Smart 2
50 Heal Block –% 15 Psychic Status Cute 2
60 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
70 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
80 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
90 Aura Sphere 90 –% 20 Fighting Special Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Girantina-Altered-Forme (DP) GiratinaSprite(P) 487giratina GiratinaBackSprite(DPP)
Girantina-Altered-Forme Shiny(DP) GiratinaSpriteShiny(P) GiratinaSpriteShiny(HGSS) GiratinaBackSpriteShiny(DPP)
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Giratina-Altered-Forme BW GiratinaBackSprite(BW)
Girantina-Altered-Forme Shiny BW GiratinaBackSpriteShiny(BW)
X Y Back
Giratina XY
Giratina Origin XY

Appearances

In the anime

Main article: Giratina (anime)
Giratina 2
Giratina has a large role in the 11th Pokémon movie, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, where it tries to attack Dialga for polluting its dimension with its earlier battles with Palkia. However, later on it is captured by Zero and nearly killed after he tries to absorb its powers. Giratina is rescued by Ash and his friends, with help from Shaymin. Giratina also has a role in the 12th Pokémon movie, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where Giratina fends off Arceus as Ash and friends prevent the betrayal long ago from happening.

Trivia

  • No other Pokémon has the same type combination as Giratina.
    • Because of this, Giratina is the only dual type Pokémon that is weak to both of its types.
  • Along with Palkia and Dialga, their eyes resemble those of Arceus's.
  • Giratina has 6 neck spikes, 6 wing spikes, and 6 legs in its regular form; this is referrencing to 666, which is the number of the devil.
    • Also, in the Bible, Satan is referrenced to be a dragon, and Giratina also happens to be a Dragon-type.
    • Along with these resemblances, Giratina's species is the Renegade pokemon; this may also be referrencing the fact that in the Bible, Lucifer became "renegade", separating himself from God, before the creation of the world.
    • However, non of these speculations we're ever confirmed.
  • In the anime, Giratina has the same roar as the monster Mothra, who initially starred in her own movie, before being absorbed by the Godzilla franchise.
    • Giratina is not the only monster to have a roar from the Toho Sound Library. Palkia, Zekrom, Reshiram and Kyurem also have roars used by monsters in the Godzilla franchise (part of Palkia's roar came from Skywalker Sound).
  • If one listens closely, Girantina's cry sounds like it has background music.
  • Giratina is currently the only Pokemon to fall down from the top of the screen at the start of its wild encounter (Platinum only).
  • At the start of the Distortion World battle in Platinum, the message says "The Distortion World's Giratina appeared!". This is another one-off, but this only appears once. From there on, references state "The wild Giratina".

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